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Premiere alternative: Toronto’s Sarah Shafey set to launch first single from forthcoming album

Premiere alternative: Toronto’s Sarah Shafey set to launch first single from forthcoming album
Photograph Credit score: Paul Steward

June 17, 2022 – Toronto, ON: At present, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and mixing engineer Sarah Shafey has launched Pick Up The Phone, the second single off her forthcoming album Blackbox Universe, out September 23. Within the premiere by Canadian Beats, they described the observe as “paying homage to 80s and 90s pop however with a contemporary twist.”

Sarah Shafey has been described as having hanging vocals & creating infectious electro-pop, and she or he continues to ship on all fronts in her second single Decide Up The Cellphone. This track is about calling somebody they usually faux they don’t see it and it’s additionally about being cautious with these little units that now we have in our arms on a regular basis of our lives.

“Our telephones can both destroy us or make us higher as folks,” says Sarah candidly. “It’s a select your individual journey kind of factor. Select properly.”

All through Sarah’s writing expertise she explores totally different variations of herself, which she has characterised by means of the singles being launched main as much as her fourth album. With the primary single, Competitor, we noticed the character Princess Layla (an Egyptian Princess) visualized by means of the imagery for the one in addition to in Act 1 of Shafey’s comedian e book collection. With the second single, Decide Up The Cellphone, we’re launched to Suzy Q (an adoring spouse). Act 2 of the comedian collection will be learn here.

“All of us have totally different variations of ourselves so I felt the necessity to discover who they had been,” says Sarah. “A few of it was a shedding of pores and skin that I don’t need anymore and different components are extra carefully aligned with who I’m now and need to be extra like.”

On her fourth album, Blackbox Universe, Sarah Shafey delivers her most theatrical album to this point. Stuffed with massive, daring, heavy manufacturing, this genre-bending assortment consists of influences of digital, pop and rock. Shafey brilliantly weaves themes of unveiling totally different variations of ourselves, ladies empowerment and science fiction, whereas fascinating listeners together with her seamless vocals and powerful manufacturing.

As an advocate for girls’s empowerment, Blackbox Universe is a homage to celebrating the totally different sides of womanhood. Sarah is proud to have co-produced, co-engineered and co-mixed the album with Hill Kourkoutis; the primary feminine to win a JUNO award within the Recording Engineer of the 12 months class (2022). Hill has produced for and performed with a few of Canada’s most notable artists together with The Weeknd, July Discuss, Serena Ryder, Madison Violet, SATE, Good Lovelies, Expensive Rouge, Adam Cohen and extra. Mastered by Kristian Montano of Montano Mastering, the album options musicians Sekou Lumumba on drums (Serena Ryder, Bedouin Soundclash, Kardinal Offishall, Thornley), cellist and Grammy-nominated songwriter Michael Peter Olsen (Drake, Arcade Fireplace, Funeral, Okay-OS) and well-known Toronto guitarist Mike Celia.

From her earlier three albums and a decade-long historical past within the Toronto music scene, Sarah Shafey has been praised for her sophistication {and professional} manufacturing. She’s been described as highly effective, influential and unbiased, with every launch receiving rave critiques all through the Toronto neighborhood and throughout web music blogs. Though she has combined albums for bands throughout genres in her studio Squeaky Clear Data, her private sound has grown over the previous decade from piano folk-pop, to emotive different and grungy shoegaze rock, to the current with the pop, digital, and rock vibes of her forthcoming launch. Alongside together with her powerhouse staff, Shafey has created a transcendent soundscape with Blackbox Universe, confirming her expertise goes far past one particular style.

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